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If You Kill My Dog, Just Maybe, You Kill Part of Me.

Posted By Cliff Tuttle | April 17, 2017

No. 1,315

Annie and Froggy, two dear friends who are deeply missed.

Annie and Froggy, two dear friends who are deeply missed.

Since I discovered Judge Kopf’s post yesterday, (see post below) I added Mimesis to my regular reading list. I found this thoughtful analysis of a one year prison sentence for the killer of a puppy.  I suppose we should feel conflicted about prison sentences for even the most extreme cases of animal cruelty.  But, at least on a visceral level, I don’t.  Deliberately killing someone’s beloved pet is an act of violence against the owner.  Anyone who has grieved over a dear companion knows what I am talking about.  And I can think of other felonies that are not as evil or cruel.

CLT

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